The Secure Payments Task Force was established by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2015 in part to determine areas of focus and priorities for future action. Jim Cunha, a member of that task force, talks discusses how to advance payment system safety, fight fraud and ensure resiliency.
As account opening continues to transition from physical to digital channels, financial institutions and other organizations must optimize the digital experience of applicants in order to compete. At the same time, fraud is on the rise thanks to some of the same digital channel benefits enjoyed by consumers:...
A new standard from the PCI Data Security Standards Council could help ease the way for smaller merchants worldwide, especially in developing nations, to move to cashless payments using a variety of devices, says Troy Leach, CTO for the council, who spoke last week at a conference in South Africa.
Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research discusses a new report that shows that while crypto wallets may be considered to be at the sharp end of payments innovation, the security vulnerabilities they face are much the same as those that already exist in digital banking and payments.
Developing nations that are moving to digital payments, especially for the unbanked, need to keep in mind security lessons already learned in other markets, including Europe, says Steve Marshall, founder at Risk-X, a U.K.-based audit and risk assessment consulting firm.
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As banking institutions of all sizes maximize their digital channels, there is growing tension between the need to prevent fraud and the desire to maintain a frictionless customer experience. IBM Trusteer's Valerie Bradford discusses how to defuse this tension.
The digital shift is increasing the need for more sophisticated privacy and data protection measures. Several major institutions have seen their information security compromised in recent years as cyberattacks and fraudulent activity show no sign of slowing down. With PSD2 regulations now in effect, companies are in...
WhatsApp, the global messaging app that has more than 200 million monthly active users in India, has leveraged National Payment Corporation of India's Unified Payment Interface platform to launch its beta payment service that will allow users to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts.
Criminals in Europe are annually laundering at least $4 billion - and growing - via cryptocurrencies, warns Europol. The agency is calling on regulators and legislators to regulate cryptocurrencies to help battle money laundering and protect consumers.
Illegal transactions on the internet have long been conducted in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. But underground vendors are accepting new kinds of virtual currency that may be safer to store and offer more privacy protections, according to a new study of 150 dark web markets and forums.
As banks in the U.S. and Australia grapple with how to effectively launch faster payments, more will turn to big data and machine learning to help better manage expected upticks in fraud, says cybersecurity specialist John O'Neill Jr. of DarkTower.
The booming interest and sometimes surging values of cryptocurrencies are drawing the interest of cybercriminals on a scale never seen before - including attacks aimed at trying to steal computing power to mine cryptocurrency.
Every organisation wants to avoid the loss of millions of dollars that can result from a major security breach not to mention the potential loss in reputation and market share. However, many companies still place their primary security focus on analyzing an incident after it has been detected and after it has caused...
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